Archive | June, 2011

Survey Shows What Employers Are Doing to Reduce Health Care Costs

Big surprise—health care costs are going up. In our recent survey, 56% reported annual costs per employee in the $5,000-10,000 range (compared to 47% in last year’s survey), and 18% reported costs of over $10,000 per year (compared to 12 % in last year’s survey). Eighty-four percent of responding companies reported taking at least one […]

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Recruiting Online – Your Website or Mine?

Recruiting on the Internet It is not an overstatement to say that the internet has totally revolutionized how people find jobs. If you are not currently using the Internet as a part of your recruiting strategy, you are likely losing out. First, you’re missing a lot of good candidates who don’t respond to traditional recruiting […]

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CEO’s Inbox Could Spell Danger for HR

Many CEOs like to answer employee’s e-mail personally, but there are dangers for HR. Combine far-flung workforces and mobile computing technology, and the CEO can be literally responding to emails 24/7. There are advantages, of course, to maintaining a close connection to employees. CEOs can credit being alerted to an important problem, or receiving a valuable […]

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Let Go of the Banana

Snopes says it’s an urban legend. But just a few days ago, there it was again, the story of how to catch a monkey. In the most recent version (in a great blog entry by international business consultant Aad Boot), the monkey hunters put an apple in a jar that has a narrow neck. The […]

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